Masked burglars assaulted a home health aide while robbing a home on Ansonia’s Hilltop Tuesday afternoon, police said.
In a prepared statement, Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch said about 2:20 p.m. police received a complaint that two people had entered 4 High Acres Road.
“The suspects were wearing masks and entered the home through an unlocked door where they confronted a home health aide and the 88-year-old female resident,” Lynch said. “The home health aide was maced or pepper sprayed during the confrontation but there were no other known weapons used during the burglary and assault.”
The suspects stole items from the home and then fled.
Ansonia police called in two police dogs from Seymour that assisted in the investigation, Lynch said.
The home health aide was treated at the scene.
Police briefly put schools in the area on a lockdown “out of an abundance of caution” while the police dogs tried to track the suspects, Lynch said.
“The initial investigation revealed that the burglary was not random and appears to be an isolated incident,” Lynch said. “The suspects have not been located; however, the detective bureau was able to obtain physical evidence at the scene and are following up several leads at this time.”